Tag Archives: communication

I Don’t Speak Jargon Well

I had a great meeting today with a colleague. We met at a Starbucks that was situated half way between where he was off to next and where I was off to next. We were referred to each other by a connection who thought it made sense for us to meet. […]

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If No One Has Asked You for Advice – Save it

Not everyone who offers advice has been asked for it! While advice not requested is rarely taken well, there are things you can do to enhance the reception of your advice and things you may be doing to sabotage your well-meaning efforts. Good advice is a wonderful gift but if not offered in […]

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Be Different – SHUT UP!

Professionals who are interested in getting ahead often have a great deal of terrific information, ideas, and suggestions to impart. However, that is not what impresses most Executive Management today. The ability to make someone feel that they are the most important person in the room is the skills that is the most […]

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Small Talk Can Make a Big Impression

This week I will have been out more trying to connect with people I don’t know (yet) than talking to people I know well (or live with!) Small talk, cocktail chatter, kibitzing – this is the communication staple of networking. Many people confess that they are not very good at it and […]

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What do YOU mean?

A frustrated training participant reports that he’s coming to the end of his rope with the ‘higher ups.” They tell him he has a ‘voice’ and he has been using it as much as he can to ask for things and describe situations that require attention. He’s used humor, kidding, […]

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